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Assistance Programs and Declarations
Assistance Summary
Recovery Assistance Facilities
Declaration Process and Frequently Asked Questions
Damage Assessments

Public Notice

Public Notice FEMA-4280-DR-FL Hermine and FEMA-4283-DR-FL Matthew

Volunteer and Donation Information

VolunteerFlorida – Serves as Florida’s lead agency for volunteers & donations before, during, & after disasters. Individuals interested in helping may register online to volunteer.

Businesses Recovery

Business Assistance - track assistance programs specifically for businesses

Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center - businesses can access information and updates

Assistance Programs and Declarations

Florida Hurricane Hermine Major Disaster Declaration (DR-4280) on 09/28/16 declared Public Assistance and Individual Assistance for the counties indicated below. Registration for Individual Assistance from FEMA closed November 28, 2016.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan** on 09/06/16 was made eligible for all 51 counties declared under a state of emergency in Executive Order 16-205 and amended by Executive Order 16-206. The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan application period has now closed.

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance on 09/28/16 became eligible for the counties indicated below.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance on 09/30/16 became eligible for the counties indicated below.

Tax Relief - individuals and businesses in declared counties may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service

Counties Individual Assistance Declaration Public Assistance Declaration Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance State Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Alachua
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Baker
Declared
Citrus
Declared
Declared
Declared
Physical and
Economic Injury
Eligible
Columbia  
Declared
   
Dixie
Declared
Declared
Declared
Physical and
Economic Injury
Eligible
Franklin
Declared
Gadsden
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Gilchrist
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Hardee
Declared
Economic Injury
Hernando
Declared
Declared
Declared
Physical and
Economic Injury
Eligible
Hillsborough
Declared
Declared
Physical and
Economic Injury
Eligible
Jefferson
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Lafayette
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Leon
Declared
Declared
Declared
Physical and
Economic Injury
Eligible
Levy
Declared
Declared
Declared
Physical and
Economic Injury
Eligible
Liberty
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Madison
Declared
Manatee
Declared
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Marion
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Pasco
Declared
Declared
Declared
Physical and
Economic Injury
Eligible
Pinellas
Declared
Declared
Declared
Physical and
Economic Injury
Eligible
Polk
Declared
Economic Injury
Sarasota
Declared
Sumter
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Suwannee
Declared
Taylor
Declared
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Union
Declared
Wakulla
Declared
Declared
Declared
Economic Injury
Total Declared - 11 Declared - 25 Declared - 21 Eligible - 8

Details on damage assessments for Public Assistance and Individual Assistance programs are provided below.

Individual Assistance

Individual Assistance from FEMA contains any or all of 5 different programs: IHP, Crisis Counseling, Disaster Unemployment Insurance, Disaster Case Management and Disaster Legal Services. The program that deals with money to survivors is IHP – Individuals & Households Program.
IHP provides funding for survivors based on their needs (uninsured losses), and factoring in other types of available assistance, such as SBA loans (below). The maximum grant under IHP for 2016-17 is $33,300, and the average grant nationwide is $4k-$6k for an eligible applicant or household.

Funds may be used for the following:

  • Temporary Housing
  • Lodging Reimbursement
  • Repair of Damage
  • Replacement of Housing Resources (including assistance with construction)
  • Other Needs Assistance (ONA), which includes disaster related:
    • Child care expenses
    • Medical, dental, funeral expenses
    • Replacing damaged personal property
    • Clean up of the primary residence
    • Repairing damage to an eligible vehicle
    • Etc…

Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

Physical Disaster Loans:

  • To Individuals - low interest loans to allow for the repair or replacement of a primary residence and contents that are damaged or destroyed in a disaster. Limits to homeowners are up to $200k for the home itself, and up to $40k for contents (including cars). Limits for renters are up to $40k for contents (including cars)
  • To Businesses – low interest loans of up to $2 million to cover disaster losses due to disaster. Funds may not be used to upgrade or expand the business, except as may be required by building codes.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans:

  • To Small Businesses – Small businesses who cannot obtain credit elsewhere may apply for low interest loans available up to $2 million in order for the business to be able to meet
    financial obligations that otherwise would ordinarily have been met had the disaster not taken place. This is designed to be working capital to allow the business to survive until normal operations resume.

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

This State of Florida program provides short term, interest free, working capital loans, which are intended to "bridge the gap" between the disaster event, and when the business obtains other long-term recovery resources (or resumes normal operations)

  • Loan amounts are available between $1k and $25k
  • Loans are interest free
  • Loan term is between 90 and 180 days; loans must be repaid in full by the end of the loan term
Assistance Summary

As of close of business on 01/16/17:

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

  • A total of 2,412 claims were received and more than $75.2 million was approved. More than $10.8 million has been disbursed in advanced payments.

Assistance to Survivors

  • More than $8.1 million has been approved in grants for residents and households affected by Hurricane Hermine. More than $6.4 million was approved in Housing Assistance and nearly $1.7 million have been granted in Other Needs Assistance.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $11.8 million in low interest loans.

Requests for Public Assistance - list of public assistance requests

Recovery Assistance Facilities

SBA Business Recovery Centers

Declaration Process and Frequently Asked Questions

General Information for Disaster Recovery: The Florida Division of Emergency Management’s Recovery Bureau works to maximize disaster assistance to eligible public entities, individuals and families through various state and federal disaster assistance programs.
www.FloridaDisaster.org/Recovery

Presidential Disaster Declaration Process: A systematic and structured federal process exists to determine the eligibility for and to provide federal assistance as quickly as possible.
www.FloridaDisaster.org/Recovery/IndividualAssistance/DeclarationProcess/

Public Assistance Program: The objective of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to state, tribal, local governments and certain types of private non-profit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the president.
www.FloridaDisaster.org/Recovery/PublicAssistance

Individual Assistance Program: Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Federal Individual Assistance and the process by which it is made available.
www.FloridaDisaster.org/Recovery/IndividualAssistance/FAQ.html

Damage Assessments

Public Assistance Damage Assessment (PA PDA) is conducted to determine eligibility for a presidential declaration for the Public Assistance Grant Program. The PA PDA process assesses the costs associated with Emergency Protective measures, Debris Removal, and Infrastructure Restoration to pre-disaster condition after deductions for insurance and any other federal program payments are made. If the total of these costs for both the affected counties and the state exceed the amount of assistance the state is able to provide, as established by the current fiscal year threshold developed by FEMA based on adjustments to the consumer price index, the state may then become eligible for a Public Assistance declaration. 
www.FloridaDisaster.org/Recovery/PublicAssistance

Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment (IA PDA) isconducted in order to guide State response efforts, assess the need for federal assistance and estimate disaster impact to businesses, individuals and families.
www.FloridaDisaster.org/Recovery/IndividualAssistance/IAPDamageAssessment

Counties Individual Assistance Damage Assessments Public Assistance Damage Assessments
Alachua   $1,367,265
Baker   $102,729
Citrus Affected: 36
Minor: 214
Major: 210
Destroyed: 1
$2,737,408
Columbia   PDA Completed, Results Pending
Dixie Affected: 221
Minor: 134
Major: 229
Destroyed: 8
$3,269,599
Franklin Affected: 0
Minor: 3
Major: 0
Destroyed: 0
$703,872
Gadsden   PDA Completed, Results Pending
Gilchrist   $139,178
Hernando Affected: 136
Minor: 128
Major: 62
Destroyed: 0
$516,101
Hillsborough Affected: 21
Minor: 5
Major: 4
Destroyed: 12
$128,549
Jefferson   $681,697
Lafayette   $131,657
Leon Affected: 23
Minor: 48
Major: 60
Destroyed: 18
$8,771,036
Levy Affected: 38
Minor: 51
Major: 68
Destroyed: 1
$2,228,883
Liberty   $110,748
Madison   $722,908
Manatee Affected: 55
Minor: 45
Major: 10
Destroyed: 0
$1,708,823
Marion Affected: 55
Minor: 45
Major: 8
Destroyed: 0
$1,219,663
Pasco Affected: 14
Minor: 162
Major: 26
Destroyed: 1
$3,475,997
Pinellas Affected: 479
Minor: 23
Major: 24
Destroyed: 0
$4,180,779
Sarasota   $4,696,985
Sumter   $394,665
Suwannee   $380,181
Taylor Affected: 33
Minor: 8
Major: 14
Destroyed: 2
$907,000
Union   $77,444
Wakulla Affected: 9
Minor: 26
Major: 4
Destroyed: 1
$1,198,687
State Agencies Individual Assistance Damage Assessments Public Assistance Damage Assessments
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Not Applicable $89,750
Florida Department of Transportation Not Applicable $5,609,596
Statewide Individual Assistance Damage Assessments Public Assistance Damage Assessments
Total Affected: 1065
Minor: 847
Major: 709
Destroyed: 44
$45,551,200

Further Information for Residents and Visitors

County Emergency Management Offices - county emergency management contacts and websites

Hiring An Unlicensed Contractor Can Be Disastrous - Follow the steps outlined in the Natural Disaster Guide from Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to prevent becoming the victim of an unlicensed activity scam after a natural disaster.

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January 18, 2017 11:01

 

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